Trucking St. Louis News: Real-Time Communications and Tracking Bolster Efficiency at FW Trucking

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FW Trucking has seen improvements in its overall efficiency and effectiveness resulting from the use of real-time communications and tracking in its fleet management.

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Real-time communications and tracking improve FW Trucking's performance

Better communications also means that dispatch and drivers can more effectively work together as a team and can respond faster and more efficiently to emergencies and last minute changes.

The use of real-time communications and GPS tracking for fleet management have made a positive impact at trucking St. Louis leader FW Trucking, lowering costs and improving service for its customers, according to Mark Cusumano, President and CEO of FW Trucking.

Cost savings from the firms’ real-time communications and monitoring tools have resulted from improvements in three key areas: lower fuel consumption, labor savings and increased productivity. “We’re seeing better mpg, less idling, more direct routes and fewer ‘extra stops,’” said Cusumano. “In addition to better fuel economy, we are able to more efficiently manage our labor, which in turn has increased our productivity. Each of our employees and each of our vehicles are getting more done. We’re able to pass these savings on to our trucking St. Louis customers as well as our customers across the Midwest.”

The other major benefit of real-time communications and tracking is improved customer service. FW can keep its customers apprised of each load’s exact arrival time and do so in real time. Better communications also means that dispatch and drivers can more effectively work together as a team and can respond faster and more efficiently to emergencies and last minute changes.

FW Trucking is a professionally managed, privately held trucking company centrally located in the St. Louis metropolitan area in Sauget, Illinois. FW offers general trucking, freight shuttle, container transportation and low-cost LTL. The firm’s primary service areas include: St. Louis, Indianapolis and the following seven states: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas.

For more information about this leading trucking St. Louis company and its capabilities, visit the Services page of the FW Trucking web site.

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